Loch Callater

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This walk starts at a lay-by at the side of the A93 and gradually rises into the hills, following the side of the tumbling Callater Burn for much of the way. The route follows Land-Rover tracks through a heather-clad valley to Loch Callater, where there are a couple of small sandy beaches.

On reaching the loch, the road continues round it, until its most southern point, where a stream enters. There is no bridge across the stream. It is only possible to traverse it without getting one's feet wet when the water level is low. If this is a problem then simply retrace your route.

At the eastern side of the loch, the path is much narrower but quite well-defined. The route undulates slightly as it follows close by the side of the water and back to the northern end of the loch, passing another small sandy beach on the way. After this it retraces the track back to the start.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Atholl


Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, River, Wildlife
5/29/2012 - Colin Young

Be aware that the estate has a parking meter at the lay-by with a request for £2.50! This is a pleasant walk - especially on a good day. Just before waymark 4 the path climbs up quite steeply for a short stretch but there appears to be a footpath close to the lochside which saves the climb and subsequent steep descent. The river crossing at waymark 5 is quite feasible if you take of your boots(walking poles and a small towel recommended) The path down the east side of the loch has lots of well placed and secure stepping stones for the burns and boggy bits.

8/13/2007 - Philip Slade

For an alternative, slightly more strenuous walk take the path heading south from Lochcallater Lodge. The path leads to a small ruined bothy and gives impressive views over Loch Kander (a small coire loch feeding Loch Callater). From here it is a short, relatively flat ascent of Carn an Tuirc.

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